• Strabismus is a disorder in which eye position deviates1
  • In Strabismus, misalignment of the eyes results from the failure of eye muscles to work together1

Patient characteristics

  • Occurs in up to 5% of the general population and up to 50% in special populations, such as those with cerebral palsy2
  • Strabismus is often classified based on the direction in which the eye deviates2
  • Ocular deviations in Strabismus are measured in terms of prism diopters1

Clinical presentation

  • The most obvious symptoms of Strabismus are misalignment of the eyes, uncoordinated eye movements, and double vision1,2
  • In diagnosing Strabismus, the patient is often asked to fixate on some object. One eye is then covered, and movement of the uncovered eye is assessed3

In Strabismus patients, 1 eye is not aligned with the object of fixation

If the fixating eye is covered, the deviating eye will move rapidly to fixate

In contrast, the fixating eye will not move when the deviating eye is covered because it is already aligned with the object

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